News – October 2021


  • UK: Location Of New National Cyber Force Revealed

    October 3, 2021

    The UK Government’s new National Cyber Force (NCF) will be located in Samlesbury in the North West, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed. Samlesbury is also home to a BAE Systems site. The NCF draws together personnel from intelligence, cyber and security agency GCHQ, the Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Defence ...

  • Coinbase hackers exploit multi-factor flaw to steal from 6,000 customers

    October 2, 2021

    Bad actors were able to infiltrate the accounts of and steal cryptocurrency from around 6,000 Coinbase customers by exploiting a multi-factor authentication flaw, according to Bleeping Computer. The cryptocurrency exchange told the publication that its security team observed a large-scale phishing campaign targeting its users between April and early May 2021. Some users may have ...

  • 3.1M Neiman Marcus Customer Card Details Breached

    October 1, 2021

    Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Group is known worldwide as the go-to luxury retailer for the well-heeled. But their reputation for impeccable quality just took a big hit with revelations that the company was breached by an attacker back in May 2020. It took 17 months for the retailer to notice. Just this week, Neiman Marcus acknowledged the compromise, ...

  • Hydra malware targets customers of Germany’s second largest bank

    October 1, 2021

    The Hydra banking trojan is back to targeting European e-banking platform users, and more specifically, customers of Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest financial institution. MalwareHunterTeam has spotted the two-year-old malware in a new distribution campaign that targets German users with a malicious APK named ‘Commerzbank Security’ and using the same icon as the official app. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • New APT ChamelGang Targets Russian Energy, Aviation Orgs

    October 1, 2021

    A new APT group has emerged that’s specifically targeting the fuel and energy complex and aviation industry in Russia, exploiting known vulnerabilities like Microsoft Exchange Server’s ProxyShell and leveraging both new and existing malware to compromise networks. Researchers at security firm Positive Technologies have been tracking the group, dubbed ChamelGang for its chameleon-like capabilities, since March. ...